Buy and Dry is Another Threat
As our communities grow in the arid regions of the West, cities are in the market for water rights to fuel this growth. Often these cities turn to farms to purchase water rights leading to the circumstance known as “buy-and-dry”, as described in this recent public radio story from Northern Colorado.
Poudre Valley Community Farms’ mission includes keeping water rights intact on our properties. As much as farmers need stable, long-term access to farmland – they will also need water to produce food for our communities.